Buried. A vintage photograph showing a man sitting on top

Buried. A vintage photograph showing a man sitting on top

5/8/2021, 12:03:54 AM
Buried. A vintage photograph showing a man sitting on top of one of the colossal statues at Abu Simbel. As you can see, this picture was taken before excavations took place. The sand has reclaimed most of the colossus - almost up to the neck. Can you imagine being a part of the excavation team who dug through all this sand? The ancient stone would have slowly been revealed, showing more and more until finally all was exposed. The man at the top gives scale to just how large these statues are. He is dwarfed by the Ramesside face. Photo: Maxime Du Camp, c.1850. Posted by @valleyofthepharaohs

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